Simba interest in Shonga confirmed

Orlando Pirates striker Justin Shonga could be set for a move away from the Soweto outfit with interest in his services mounting.

Shonga joined Pirates towards the start of the 2017/18 season from Zambian side Nkwazi FC and has since risen to prominence.

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The 22-year-old has become coach Milutin Sredojevic’s preferred option up front, ahead of his Chipolopolo teammate Augustine Mulenga.

His exploits for the Zambia national team have also not gone unnoticed, with the police officer having netted seven goals in 15 international appearances.

KickOff.com has since gathered confirmation that Shonga has indeed attracted interest from Tanzanian outfit Simba SC, who earlier this year reached their maiden CAF Champions' League quarterfinals.

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However, at this stage, the two clubs have yet to come to an agreement over his transfer, while it is believed that interest from Europe has also since developed in The Buccaneer’s attacker.

Pirates recently sold defender Marshall Munetsi to French Ligue 1 side Reims, and it remains to be seen whether they would be willing to let go of their main striking option too.

The Absa Premiership runners-up have since signed Bloemfonten Celtic striker Tshegofatso Mabasa, who could be a possible replacement for the outgoing Shonga.

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